[Opinion] The travesty that's Amnesty
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When a terror squad crossed the Israeli border from Sinai in June, with enough weapons and explosives for a mass attack, and then dozens of rockets were launched from Gaza against Israeli civilian targets, Amnesty International’s moral compass was disconnected. These self-proclaimed guardians of human rights published no reports with condemnations, held no press conferences, and issued no “Urgent Actions” to almost three million members around the world calling for the perpetrators of these war crimes to be brought to justice. In contrast, during the same month, the officials who run this powerful organization found the time and resources to publish a lengthy “report” repeating unverified Palestinian “testimony” alleging Israeli infractions through administrative detention of terrorist suspects. The publication was an integral part of a political campaign focusing on a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners, including those tried, convicted and serving sentences for involvement in mass terror attacks. The recommendations repeat many of those found in Amnesty’s previous publications, including ones that fed the notorious UN Goldstone mission in 2009, that seek to justify international action to restrict and then remove Israeli independence and sovereignty.
Thus, Amnesty’s contribution to the frontal assault on the right of the Jewish people to national independence and sovereign equality is another dimension of extensive ethical collapse. For over a decade, Amnesty has promoted the Durban strategy through false claims of “war crimes” and “violations of international law”.